Boren Awards African Languages Initiative and Webinars

Boren Awards and the African Languages Initiative – Now with French

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

For the fourth year in a row, through the African Languages Initiative funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages at the University of Florida’s summer 2014 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded programs.

  • Akan/Twi
  • French (requires intermediate-high or above proficiency)
  • Hausa
  • Swahili
  • Wolof
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2014 in the following countries.

  • Senegal (French)
  • Mozambique (Portuguese)
  • Tanzania (Swahili)

For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to and look under announcements on the left side of the page.

For more information about the Boren Awards and the African Languages Initiative, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

Deadline: January 22